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The TueReview: Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook

9780307407559As you may remember, I found out earlier this year that I have high-cholesterol. I’ve been watching my fat intake since then, and while I have found out in the interim that this is a family trait, and will most likely not be fixed through diet alone, I am still interested in tasty recipes that can help keep my cholesterol levels in check. That’s why I was so excited to get a chance to look at this book, and let me tell you, this is absolutely NOT boring tasteless low fat food.

First, the whole front section of Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook is about how to achieve a healthy balance in your eating, including recommendations for calorie intake and total fat grams. And it’s built on real food, including a *gasp* doughnut. Yeah, yeah, they do tell you that doughnut is not an ideal snack, but the fact is they include it. This book is reality based. It’s based on what real people actually eat, unlike some healthy cook books. It’s kinda like……Survivor versus Swiss Family Robinson. Which, by the way, Country read for school recently, and we still can’t figure out exactly where that island is, because tigers and lions are not indigenous to the same places, ykwim? Back to the book at hand!

The thing I like most about this book is that the nutrition information is given for each recipe. Do you know how tired I am of whipping out my calculator every night to see what I can eat? Really tired! I also like the appendixes. There’s one with healthy shopping tips, one with healthy cooking strategies, and another for healthy ideas for dining out. The one thing I don’t like: no pictures. As you may recall from a previous review, that’s how I tell if I want to try a new recipe, by looking at the photo/ Looks like I’m gonna have to break down and read, because…….who could resist names like Garlic Chicken Fillets in Balsamic Vinegar and Cumin Roasted Turkey Breast with Raspberry Sauce and Jamaican Jerk Tuna Steaks? Yeah, see?

There’s good news for you though! I plan to try some of these recipes, and I will be taking pictures when I do, LOL!

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